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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
In May, Ceska Zbrojovka Group bought Colt Holding Company for $222 million. The gun maker is based in the Czech Republic and wants to parlay the Colt name into more market share around the world and contend for some U.S. military contracts.
Toyota is voiding the V8 engine that got only 13 miles per gallon in the city and 17 on the highway.
Tesla’s reign atop electric vehicle driving range is over.
Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 has launched the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE e-bike based on its oldest known motorcycle.
On Aug. 29, a year-long treasure hunt inspired by Willy Wonka came to an end. 39-year-old Andrew Maas found a golden ticket buried under the Vermont Covered Bridge in Kokomo, Indiana and won a 4,000-square-foot Florida candy factory.
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